Lena Dunham has hit a rough patch after the election, but it’s good to see that she’s back to spouting a bunch of awful, birdbrained nonsense.
Actress Lena Dunham announced during the most recent episode of her podcast “Women of the Hour” that she wishes she had undergone an abortion in order to combat “stigma around this issue…”
“I feel so proud of [abortion enthusiasts] for their bravery, for their self-knowledge, and it was a really important moment for me then to realize I had internalized some of what society was throwing at us and I had to put it in the garbage,” she said. “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Sarah Silverman used to tell a joke along those lines. It went something like: “I’m thinking about getting an abortion. Tough decision. But my boyfriend and I aren’t even sure we want kids.” A sick joke, but just a joke. Presumably.
It doesn’t sound like Dunham is kidding. In one generation, Democrats have gone from “Safe, legal, and rare” to “I feel peer pressure to conceive so I can kill it.”
I have a visceral disgust for abortion, but this is one of the rare cases where I lean toward the pro-choice point of view. If Lena Dunham doesn’t want anybody else with her genes running around out there, I support her decision. Just let it end.
In fact, it’s a twofer. In Dunham’s case, I’ll also put aside my opposition to assisted suicide. It’s your body, Lena. It’s your choice. I trust you to make the right one. No hurry.